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Specifically, the peripheral nerve damage seemed to deactivate a type of interconnected brain cells, called somatostatin (SOM) interneurons, which normally dampen pain signals.
These include parvalbumin (PV), somatostatin (SOM), and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-expressing interneurons.
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